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Hi from SD!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lauriemae15, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. lauriemae15

    lauriemae15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all!
    I'm Laurie from South Dakota. I convinced my husband to let me get six chicks last spring and now we both love them! He even built them their own little chicken house. I grew up on the farm and my mom had chickens and ducks and geese from time to time but I never thought they were much fun until I got my own. They are so tame its just ridiculous! We also have two dogs, two cats, two lovebirds, two ducks named Nellie and Ronald, and a hamster named Alice!

    Here are my six ladies, Audrey Hepburn, Doris Day, Betty White, Lucy Ball, Ethel Mertz, and the bossiest one is Martha Stewart.

    Are they really Rhode Island Reds like we were told when we bought them? They seem lighter in color than most of the RIR pictures I've seen.
    Thanks!!!

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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] They do look a bit pale for RIR... Maybe someone here who knows the breed better can tell you.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, lauriemae15, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!! Glad you entered the world of chicken keeping! I agree with sumi - in the group picture they do look a little light to be RIRs. But also a little dark to be Red Stars...although t your avatar looks a lot like a Red Star. Maybe New Hampshire Reds???? Good luck to you!
     
  4. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!!!
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Most likely they are some form of production reds, mixed breed birds developed from breeds such as RIR for egg-laying purposes. they are often very personable and friendly birds.
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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